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Q&A With the Designer of Goode Rider

July 15, 2014

I love to bring interviews between VR and equestrian apparel designers.  It’s so much fun to get to learn a little more about these amazing artists and where they get their inspiration.  Read on to learn more from Goode Rider designer Lorna Goode! VR: What brought about the creation of Goode Rider? GR: While working…

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Apple Lane Equine Celebrates Birthday with Saddle Pad Giveaway

July 8, 2014

Velvet Rider was the first blog to feature Apple Lane Equine, and we pride ourselves in finding new up and coming equestrian businesses to share with everyone.  Apple Lane Equine…

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Patriotic Horse Wear

July 3, 2014

In honor of Independence Day, I decided to do a post on equestrian gear that celebrates our patriotism.  There are options from subtle red, white, and blue to obvious flag…

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Review: Asmar Equestrian Del Mar Show Polo

June 30, 2014

First, I would like to say that if you haven’t checked out the Del Mar Show Polo by Asmar Equestrian, go now and do that.  This was one of those…

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Book Review: Ambition by Natalie Keller Reinert

June 27, 2014
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I am an avid reader and read everything from horse books to young adult books to training manuals.  There isn’t much I won’t give a try, but when adult horse…

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Review: Goode Rider Elite Shirt and Pro Rider Full Seat Breeches

June 25, 2014

There are some really amazing equestrian companies around these days that care as much about creating fashionable pieces as functionality.  Goode Rider is one of those companies.  They offer apparel…

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Review: Noble Outfitters Signature Luggage

June 24, 2014

While I was at Rolex back in April, my friend and I entered every giveaway we came across.  I mean seriously, what are the odds amongst thousands of people that…

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Giveaway: Draper Equine Therapies Saddle Pad

June 23, 2014

VR is ecstatic to bring you the opportunity to win a saddle pad of your choice from Draper Equine Therapies!  They make amazing products that aid in keeping you and…

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Pick of the Week: Oughton Limited Paddock Correspondence Envelope

June 20, 2014

I haven’t done a Pick of the Week in a while and I think it needs to be revived.  My Pick of the Week tends to be equestrian products that…

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Out of the Box Riding Breeches You Should Try

June 11, 2014

I know we all have the same old breeches in black, tan, and white, and we should all have these basics.  But they are now making breeches with a bit…

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Giveaway: A Pair of Asmar Equestrian Merino Wool Socks

June 9, 2014

We are so excited to bring you the chance to win your own pair of the fabulous Merino wool socks from Asmar Equestrian!  A few weeks ago I had the…

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Shop Velvet Rider Gear

June 4, 2014

We are so excited to announce that you can now order Velvet Rider gear!  Just head over to our Shop page to order!  

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Review: SaddleMattress

June 3, 2014
Review: SaddleMattress

SaddleMattress was one of my amazing finds while attending Rolex.  I love to find equestrian products that are a little out of the norm of what we see day to…

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